Safety tip: Fire Prevention Week Oct. 6-12 (October 2, 2019 Hotline)

Safety tip: Fire Prevention Week Oct. 6-12

This year’s theme for National Fire Prevention Week is “Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and practice your escape!”

New Mexico State University’s Fire Department wants to remind you to become familiar with all the buildings that you visit here on campus. It is important that you know more than one way out in case of an emergency.

This year’s campaign works to celebrate people of all ages who learn about home fire escape planning and practice, bring that information home, and spur their families and friends to action.

These messages are more important than ever, particularly because of today’s homes burn faster than ever. Synthetic fibers used in modern home furnishings, along with the fact that newer homes tend to be built with more open spaces and unprotected lightweight construction, are contributing factors to the increase burn rate.

People tend to underestimate their risk to fire. That overconfidence lends itself to complacency toward escape planning and practice.

For more information on fire safety at NMSU, visit https://fire.nmsu.edu.

NFPA offers several safety tip sheets at https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Staying-safe/Preparedness/Fire-Prevention-Week/Safety-Tip-Sheets.

To watch the NFPA fire safety video, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4I1nb9VD-mk&list=PL62RdU8FOs8EKgXp1dx3NdJKr31723Tsr&index=4&t=0s.


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